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  • Jake Thomas Carving Mask
    Imagemystery       Photograph of Jake Thomas carving a False Face mask in his studio at Six Nations of the Grand River.
    Imagemystery     Photograph of Jake Thomas carving a False Face mask in his studio at Six Nations of the Grand River.
  • "Time Tunnel Effect at Museum Fascinating"
    Newspapermystery  Brantford Expositor, Aug 1986     Remember Doctor Who and the spaceship that looked like a telephone box? Well, Brantford has a building that looks like a school, but is really a time tunnel.
    Newspapermystery  Brantford Expositor, Aug 1986   Remember Doctor Who and the spaceship that looked like a telephone box? Well, Brantford has a building that looks like a school, but is really a time tunnel.
  • "Struggle for Acceptance Continues"
    Newspapermystery       "Tom Hill thinks he's slowly but surely winning his 20-year battle to make Indian art "acceptable.""
    Newspapermystery     "Tom Hill thinks he's slowly but surely winning his 20-year battle to make Indian art "acceptable.""
  • "Woodland Displaying Chee Chee Collection"
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  • "Six Nations Has Rich History"
    Newspapermystery       "The Six Nations have a rich cultural heritage and proud history which has been handed down from generation to generation."
    Newspapermystery     "The Six Nations have a rich cultural heritage and proud history which has been handed down from generation to generation."
  • "Is It Called a Tribe, Band or Nation?"
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, 1989     "People have asked me the difference between Indian nation, Indian tribe and Indian band. I would like to briefly explain these and other similar terms as they pertain to Indians, or more properly, to natives."
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, 1989   "People have asked me the difference between Indian nation, Indian tribe and Indian band. I would like to briefly explain these and other similar terms as they pertain to Indians, ...
  • "White Explorers Never 'Discovered' Canada"
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, 1989     "Most people have a misconception about the number of natives that used to live in Southern Ontario and in the rest of North America which they knew nothing about as wild and empty. Writers usually called it "the wilderness." Actually it was badly misnamed. It was not a wilderness."
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, 1989   "Most people have a misconception about the number of natives that used to live in Southern Ontario and in the rest of North America which they knew nothing about as ...
  • "Dig Unearths Bones and Pottery from 2,500 Years of Indian Life"
    Newspapermystery  Roper, Wayne, Brantford Expositor, 1989     "Archeologists have discovered relics from at least three periods of early Native life on a small and seemingly insignificant point of land in Langford.
    Newspapermystery  Roper, Wayne, Brantford Expositor, 1989   "Archeologists have discovered relics from at least three periods of early Native life on a small and seemingly insignificant point of land in Langford.
  • "Indian Relics Uncovered by 'Dig' Team"
    Newspapermystery       "I found myself standing in awe on the ground of an Iroquois cabin site dating back to 1620 or 1630 and a small Neutral Indian campground recently unearthed in Langford. I had the opportunity to meet with regional archeologist Paul Lennox of London, who is with the Ministry of Transportation. ...
    Newspapermystery     "I found myself standing in awe on the ground of an Iroquois cabin site dating back to 1620 or 1630 and a small Neutral Indian campground recently unearthed in Langford. ...
  • "Native Built Historic Brantford Home"
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, 1989     "In the Echo Place section of Brantford, on Colborne Street, the house built by Kahkewaquonaby still stands. Kahkewaquonaby means Sacred Feathers in the Mississauga Ojibway language. He got his name from his grandfather soon after his birth in 1802. This was long before he became a minister in the Methodist ...
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, 1989   "In the Echo Place section of Brantford, on Colborne Street, the house built by Kahkewaquonaby still stands. Kahkewaquonaby means Sacred Feathers in the Mississauga Ojibway language. He got his name ...
  • "'Noo Yaw' was Eagerly-Awaited Day"
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, January 1988     "When I was a boy, a lot of children on the Six Nations Indian Reserve eagerly looked forward to the new year. This was because on New Year's Day, we went from house to house shouting "Noo Yaw." In return we received doughnuts, cookies and other pastries. I'm not sure ...
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, January 1988   "When I was a boy, a lot of children on the Six Nations Indian Reserve eagerly looked forward to the new year. This was because on New Year's Day, we ...
  • "Egg-Breaking was Easter Custom on Reserve"
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, Spring     "When I was a boy growing up on the Six Nations Indian reserve, I can recall an interesting Easter custom my family had. It was an egg-breaking contest. Before anyone could start eating any of the boiled eggs prepared for the Easter meal, we had to win our eggs."
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, Spring   "When I was a boy growing up on the Six Nations Indian reserve, I can recall an interesting Easter custom my family had. It was an egg-breaking contest. Before anyone ...
  • "Repentance Rites Common Among Indians"
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, 1989     "In this book, The League of the Ho-de no-sau-nee (Iroquois), L. H. Morgan told how the Six Nations Iroquois gathered together for confession of sins. This "meeting for repentance" took place before the "Maple Dance." this age-old rite has already taken place at the Six Nations longhouses this year."
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, 1989   "In this book, The League of the Ho-de no-sau-nee (Iroquois), L. H. Morgan told how the Six Nations Iroquois gathered together for confession of sins. This "meeting for repentance" took ...
  • "Bread and Cheese Tradition Introduced by Queen in 1860s"
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, Spring 1989     "Bread and Cheese Day is fast approaching. For those who don't know; Bread and Cheese Day is an old tradition on the Six Nations Indian Reserve. It started well over a century ago, during the long reign of Queen Victoria. For many years it fell on May 24, which was ...
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, Spring 1989   "Bread and Cheese Day is fast approaching. For those who don't know; Bread and Cheese Day is an old tradition on the Six Nations Indian Reserve. It started well over ...
  • "Independence Day "Bread & Cheese" Tradition Attended By 3,00 Or More"
    Newspapermystery  The Haldimand Press (Hagersville, Ontario), Spring 1986, p.14     "Approximately 3,00 people attended the traditional Six Nations Independence Day "Bread and Cheese" festivities held at the Ohsweken Fairgrounds on Monday, May 19th."
    Newspapermystery  The Haldimand Press (Hagersville, Ontario), Spring 1986, p.14   "Approximately 3,00 people attended the traditional Six Nations Independence Day "Bread and Cheese" festivities held at the Ohsweken Fairgrounds on Monday, May 19th."
  • "Pauline Johnson 'Her Genius Was All Canadian'"
    Newspapermystery  Van Steen, Marcus, Brantford Expositor, Winter 1988     "Close to 75 years ago Canada bade a sad farewell to Pauline Johnson, the poet and entertainer who had touched the hearts and minds of Canadians from coast to coast. Looking through the finles of Canadian newspapers and magazines of March, 1913, gives one the impression that all Canada was ...
    Newspapermystery  Van Steen, Marcus, Brantford Expositor, Winter 1988   "Close to 75 years ago Canada bade a sad farewell to Pauline Johnson, the poet and entertainer who had touched the hearts and minds of Canadians from coast to coast. ...
  • "Pauline Johnson Rediscovered"
    Newspapermystery  Van Steen, Marcus, Brantford Expositor, 1989     "One of the more interesting events in our city this week was held in our city this week was held in the Brantford Historical Museum on Wednesday evening. the occasion was the appearance of a vivacious young woman, Sheila Ferguson, to recapture the mood and significance of the Buckskin and ...
    Newspapermystery  Van Steen, Marcus, Brantford Expositor, 1989   "One of the more interesting events in our city this week was held in our city this week was held in the Brantford Historical Museum on Wednesday evening. the occasion ...
  • "Radio Play Will Tell Story of Pauline Johnson"
    Newspapermystery       "The life of famous Six Nations native poet and recitalist, Emily Pauline Johnson, will be the subject of an episode in the CBC Radio drama series called Cranks."
    Newspapermystery     "The life of famous Six Nations native poet and recitalist, Emily Pauline Johnson, will be the subject of an episode in the CBC Radio drama series called Cranks."
  • "Chiefswood Group Seeks Star Attraction"
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, 1988     "At our last Chiefswood Restoration Committee meeting a sub-committee was formed to investigate the possibility of having a concert featuring Buffy St. Marie. she will be in Toronto in August and a concert could be held at Chiefswood to kick off the fund-raising drive."
    Newspapermystery  Beaver, George, Brantford Expositor, 1988   "At our last Chiefswood Restoration Committee meeting a sub-committee was formed to investigate the possibility of having a concert featuring Buffy St. Marie. she will be in Toronto in August ...
  • "Buffy Sainte-Marie Offers Tribute to Pauline Johnson at Chiefswood"
    Newspapermystery  Van Steen, Marcus, Brantford Expositor, Summer 1988     "Between 600 and 700 people gathered on the spacious grounds of Chiefswood on Saturday evening for a concert to raise money for the restoration of Chiefswood. It was the first campaign organized by a committee made up of representatives of the Six Nations council and a number of surrounding communities."
    Newspapermystery  Van Steen, Marcus, Brantford Expositor, Summer 1988   "Between 600 and 700 people gathered on the spacious grounds of Chiefswood on Saturday evening for a concert to raise money for the restoration of Chiefswood. It was the first ...
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